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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Imperial IPA has a large Hop Aroma and sweetness from dark caramel malts. This brew uses Simcoe and Cascade hops and is hopped at 5lbs per barrel. The brew is best enjoyed at 55F.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (5184) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 25, 2016
12 oz. canned 7/21/2014, Haha you poor sucker. Pour is translucent orange-bronze with a disc of beady bubbles. Nose is orange toffee and dank, ashy herb. Flavor is toffee, stale green herb, ash and maybe some toasted maize. Long finish has some mint and lemongrass. Near-medium bodied with medium carbonation and a decent balance. Not as bad as expected after seeing the date stamp but overall pretty unimpressive. I think this one proves the great preservative properties of the can as most of the pre-2015 reviews I read line up with the mess I tasted. Seems like they changed the recipe for the better after that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5100) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Courtesy of a trade with Doran in Missouri. Pours a deep copper color with a beige head. Good lacing. Nose of roasted caramel malts and floral hops. Medium body. Flavor is hop forward with a bit of fruit. Citrus finish. Tasty.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2010
12 oz bottle shared by vtafro for after Maxs party. Pours a hazy deep amber with a dull body and fading off beige head. Aroma is medium toffee and biscuit malts, light burnt hints, old stale cheesy hops, mineral and spice with herbs and tea. Flavor is more dull oxidized malts and hops, cheesy, papery, earth, leather, spice, grassy hops, pepper, paper stale malts, bitter and astringent in the end. Past its prime and messy. Blech.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
travita (4946) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeyes tastings. The smell is sweet, caramel, and hops. The look is cloudy, dark golden in color, and has an off white head. The taste is hops, fruits, bitterness, and sweet.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Can. Amber with decent thick head. Aroma of hops is subtle with some sweetness. Light and airy supports the strong dry hops well. Sweetness seems to just appear on the tongue.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DialSquare (4729) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Brown pour with some muddy extras at the bottom of the bottle. Aroma is malt and light tropical citrus. Palate is on the flat side. Malty brown sugar and molasses in an ashy taste. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (4701) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of caramel, tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is of tropical fruits, caramel, citrus and grass.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (4679) - South Carolina, USA - APR 2, 2015
12 oz can Slightly hazy pale amber body with a decent head and some sticky lacing. Quite hoppy, in line with the DIPA style. Fruity and piney/resiny qualities.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (4606) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Relatively smooth for a strong beer, orange amber with abundant creamy off white head. Hoppy, piney aroma leads to very astringent taste, sharp bitterness lingers long after. Still smooth enough to mask to the high abv. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4561) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle courtesy of pikapp327. Pours a very murky ruddy brown with some sediment present. Foamy head that took a bit of coaxing to get a rise. Aroma is very sappy, sticky hops. Lots of resiny notes on this one. Flavor is woody and aged, with bitter hops that leave a dry aftertaste. Lots of exciting flavors with an aftertaste that lingers forever.


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